School of Music, University of Victoria

June 6-9 2013

Call for Lecture-Recitals and Mini-Concerts (Solo and Ensemble)

Deadline: November 19, 2012

THE CANADIAN UNIVERSITY MUSIC SOCIETY (CUMS) will hold its annual conference June 6-9, 2013 at THE UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA, in Victoria, British Columbia. Proposals in English or French for lecture-recitals and mini-concerts of music from any historical period or geographical region are welcome from members and non-members. The deadline for submission of a proposal is November 19, 2012. Submission of a proposal denotes willingness and ability to attend the 2013 conference.

The 2013 conference will be held in coordination with the CONGRESS OF THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES with the theme @ The Edge. With its Calls for Lecture-Recitals, Mini-Concerts, Scores, Papers, Sessions, and Round Tables, the Canadian University Music Society aims to bring together scholars from a wide range of perspectives, including musicology, music theory, music education, ethnomusicology, composition, and performance.

Lecture-recitals: Those wishing to propose a lecture-recital should submit an abstract (maximum 250 words), an abridged abstract (maximum 150 words), a biography of 100 words maximum per person, a list of any A/V requests, and recorded audio excerpts from the proposed program. Lecture-recitals may not exceed 45 minutes: a presentation of up to 35 minutes followed by a 10-minute period for questions and discussion.

Mini-concerts: Those wishing to present a mini-concert should submit the program of works to be performed, with timings listed, and recorded audio excerpts from the proposed program. A biography of each person involved must be included (100 words maximum per person). Mini-concerts may not exceed 30 minutes.

Conference registration and CUMS membership:  All recitalists and lecture-recitalists must register for the 2013 Congress and for the CUMS conference, and must join CUMS (if they are not already members) by the conference start date. Annual dues for 2013 are $70 for regular members, and $35 for part-time faculty, students, independent scholars, and retired persons.  Membership may be purchased, for the current calendar year, online at or by contacting CUMS, c/o Becker Associates, 10 Morrow Avenue, Suite 202, Toronto, ON, M6R 2J1; (416) 585-1650 (phone) or 489-1713 (fax).

Submission: Proposals must be submitted by email, by November 19, 2012. Proposal abstracts and programs must be attached as MSWord files, and recordings must be attached as MP3 audio files. The author’s name, names of other participants, if any, together with the author’s postal address, phone number, and email address, should appear in the email body but not on the abstract, as proposals will be judged anonymously. All submissions should be made to the Program Committee Chair, Jonathan Goldman, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Results: The results of the Program Committee’s deliberations will be announced by February 4, 2013, with the program posted on the CUMS website.